St. Modwen Logistics has been granted permission to build more than 70,000 sq ft of logistics space at its site in South Worcester.
St Modwen Park Broomhall is a 12-acre site and will be developed in several phases, with the first phase set to commence in March this year. Two units consisting of 42,711 sq ft and 30,240 sq ft will be delivered, providing high-quality warehouse and logistics space for the area.
St. Modwen has also submitted plans to build an additional 79,907 sq ft in three units for phase 2 and, if approved, will be delivered in 2022.
St. Modwen’s plans could create a further 300 new jobs across the region and will be designed to meet the growing demand for warehouse and logistics space in the area.
Strategically located on the southern outskirts of Worcester, the scheme is less than one mile from Junction 7 of the M5 Motorway via the A4440 Southern by-pass. The M5 provides access to the wider Midlands region, the South West of England and South Wales. This site forms part of the developer’s biggest-ever committed industrial and logistics pipeline of developments standing at 1.5m sq ft nationally.
Gemma Butler, Leasing & Development Manager at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “Worcester is already established as a prime manufacturing and logistics location with several high-profile names in the local area. St. Modwen Park Broomhall is set to be an incredibly popular scheme and the first phase of development will help meet the growing demand for high-quality space that’s ideally located.”
Joint marketing agents for the scheme are Fisher German and Avison Young.
Richard Tomlinson, Partner at Fisher German, added: “The plans St. Modwen have in place will be sure to attract many high-quality businesses to the area. The location and quality of the proposed units means St. Modwen Park Broomhall is already looking like it will be a highly sought-after site and we anticipate significant demand for this first phase, especially given the success of St. Modwen’s nearby Nunnery Park development which was fully let within a month of completion last year.”
Tesni Thacker, Associate Director at Avison Young, added: “The demand for industrial and logistics space in this region continues to grow, so it is great to see St. Modwen working to meet that demand with a range of new, innovative, design led commercial units.”